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3 Reasons Why It Is Important to Make Dental Visits an Activity for the Whole Family

August 23, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Cassidy Bray
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Regular dental check-ups are essential for every member of your family, and there is no better way to ensure this need is met than by making dental visits an activity for the entire family to participate in.

Below are three ways that visiting the dentist’s office together can help your family achieve healthy, beautiful smiles which will last a lifetime:

1. Children Mimic Behaviors of Adults

Your children, especially while they are very young, mimic and learn behaviors from the adults they observe. As a parent, it is important to show your children what good dental practices look like by participating in these practices yourself. If your children regularly accompany you to the dentist beginning early in life, they will learn that this behavior is important. Making dental visits an activity for every member of your family — no matter how small — will help keep you all on the right track.

2. Family Visits Can Minimize Fear and Regulate Treatment 

Fear of the dentist is common, especially in children. As your family regularly visits our office together, dental check-ups will become more familiar and less frightening. Adults and children of all ages require routine dental care, and visits with your entire family at once help ensure each family member is receiving the individualized care they need.  

3. Dental Practices Learned in the Office Can Be Practiced in the Home 

Proper brushing and flossing techniques are necessary prerequisites of a healthy smile, and so much of good dental hygiene is learned and reinforced in the home. As your entire family visits Dr. Bray together, you will all be shown or reminded of how to best take care of your teeth, which enables you to continue these practices in your own home. 

Our experienced treatment team at Deep River Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is prepared to be your family dentist in High Point, NC. Give us a call today at (336) 883-1371 to schedule your family’s next appointment! 

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